Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho looks to have Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao in his sights when he takes the club shopping – and may be sharpening the axe for Filipe Luis.
According to the Metro, reports from Spain indicate that Chelsea have Coentrao near the top of their list of players to pursue in the coming months in an attempt to give the 2014-15 Premier League Champions more depth.
The Metro also noted that Luis is seeking to get out his current transfer from Atletico to Chelsea that many have considered one of the worst flops on an otherwise sensational roster built by Jose Mourinho.
In four seasons with Real Madrid, Coentrao has built a reputation as a versatile left-back who can also play as the left side midfielder and even a defensive midfielder in a pinch.
In his first stint with Chelsea from 2004 to 2007, Mourinho led the club to back-to-back Premier League Championships and the FA Cup in 2007.
Mourinho managed Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013 and was the man in charge of bringing Coentrao to the club in 2011 after hard negotiations with Benfica on a six-year contract. In their first year together, Mourinho and Coentrao won the La Liga Championship.